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Brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s unique recipe for Brekle’s Brown—a tip of the hat to our first brewmaster—looks to both the past and the future. Mark’s special blend of roasted malts, inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchor’s brewing archives, gives Brekle’s Brown its coppery brown color and its unusual depth of flavor—richness and complexity without heaviness. For brewing and dry hopping, Mark has chosen a single, American hop variety called Citra. The subtly entrancing flavors and aromas of this distinctive new hop perfectly complement the unique maltiness of Brekle’s Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14207) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Draft @ Euston Tap, London. Pours unclear brown with a small white head. Sweet caramel, fruit, berries and toffee. Smooth. Easy and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Big brown bottle. Rating #61. Dark and clear amber pour with a dirty white head. Picking up a bit of hops up front which was a surprise, rich caramel malts support it nicely. Light bitterness, a little toast, but not much, very drinkable. (1875)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at Euston Tap. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Nutty, berries, light off notes, roasted, wet dog, ok hoppy, light citrus. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8185) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Draft at Lansdale Brewfest. Dark brown turbid pour with off-khaki head. Nose was earthy brown sugary malt, some nuts, hops. Tasted as it smelled, with a rich body and complex finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap at Tequila & BBQ In Philly. Clear deep chestnut under a thin dark khaki head. Faint malty aroma. Flavor of toasted malt, a little cereal and some nuts. Too sweet and unbalanced. Very thin mouthfeel that made the sweetness seem that much more out of place. Weak finish. A disappointing brew from one of my go to breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium sized yellowed beige head. Big sweet malt, lots of caramel. Sweet, with malt and toast. A bit empty in the middle, malt and toast. Bitterness on the finish with more sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Medium sized tan head, creamy, with fair retention and nice lace. clear, deep amber hued brew. Nose of malt and pennys, light roast. Body is medium, oily on the palate with a soft carbonation. Dry malts with some laid back citrus showing up followed by a mild roastiness, little dusty and earthy. Dry, mildly grainy finish, tad chalky, bitterness is well balanced. Nice ABA. Bomber from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22009) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Draught at Euston Tap. Clear orange brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, nuts and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, nuts and dried fruits. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Clear brown pour, tan head. Aroma is lightly nutty, a bit tart, nail polish. Flavor is malty, slight tartness, bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (750) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Beautiful crystal clear medium brown with a strong ruby color and a tan head. Aromas of wood and brown sugar and molasses. Dry, woody and roasted flavor to start followed by a crisp nuttiness that’s *not* hazelnut (for once). A dark caramel sweetness follows and then some dry bitterness to round it out. Leaves behind that dry woody flavor and a little lingering sweetness. Don’t drink this too cold or you’ll miss all the delicious flavors in here (I started out that way and it kept getting better as it warmed up). This is very much in the English style of brown ale but it has even more flavor and style which makes it unique. A great new brew from Anchor!

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